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Page loading issues with Bloglines due to too many feeds

Posted by geeknews at 1:02 PM on October 11, 2004

I have been playing around with Bloglines now for a few weeks and found that it works ok so long as you do not overload it with feeds. I use Newzcrawler when I have access to my laptop all of the time.

Being I am now working on a separate PC during the day with my laptop back at the hotel. My time has been limited so I have been doing what others are trying to avoid in reading the same news twice.

I have had to cut the number of feeds I read down to a level that Bloglines can handle. I am curious what the total number of feeds other users are reading on Bloglines and if they are waiting significant amounts of time waiting for the pages to load? [Bloglines.com]

8 Comments

  1. From Lee Potts at 2:27 pm on October 11, 2004

    I monitor 252 feeds in Bloglines. Most of them are customized search feeds that I only check occasionally. The key seems to be organizing the feeds into folders. You can then read the posts in smaller chunks. This doesn’t seem to slow it down as much. I do notice an increase in load time when I accidentally hit the top level folder when I have a couple hundred unread posts that all download at once.

  2. From haslo at 2:34 pm on October 11, 2004

    I have about 100 feeds I check daily. Sometimes I have to wait a little, but if I don’t load all the feeds at once but one category and sometimes even a feed at a time, I have on one hand greater control over what I actually read right now, and on the other hand I can still use the scrollbar…

  3. From haslo at 2:34 pm on October 11, 2004

    I have about 100 feeds I check daily. Sometimes I have to wait a little, but if I don’t load all the feeds at once but one category and sometimes even a feed at a time, I have on one hand greater control over what I actually read right now, and on the other hand I can still use the scrollbar…

  4. From Lockergnome's Tech News Watch at 10:36 pm on October 11, 2004

    Page loading issues with Bloglines due to too many feeds

    While Bloglines is very useful to most, it does have its limitations. Geek News Central reports that if you burden Bloglines with too many feeds, it will end up having issues. So far, it looks like the best way to handle this sort of annoyance is to si…

  5. From Lockergnome's Tech News Watch at 10:36 pm on October 11, 2004

    Page loading issues with Bloglines due to too many feeds

    While Bloglines is very useful to most, it does have its limitations. Geek News Central reports that if you burden Bloglines with too many feeds, it will end up having issues. So far, it looks like the best way to handle this sort of annoyance is to si…

  6. From Lockergnome's Tech News Watch at 10:36 pm on October 11, 2004

    Page loading issues with Bloglines due to too many feeds

    While Bloglines is very useful to most, it does have its limitations. Geek News Central reports that if you burden Bloglines with too many feeds, it will end up having issues. So far, it looks like the best way to handle this sort of annoyance is to si…

  7. From Lockergnome's Tech News Watch at 10:36 pm on October 11, 2004

    Page loading issues with Bloglines due to too many feeds

    While Bloglines is very useful to most, it does have its limitations. Geek News Central reports that if you burden Bloglines with too many feeds, it will end up having issues. So far, it looks like the best way to handle this sort of annoyance is to si…

  8. From Lee at 7:22 pm on October 12, 2004

    My experience is that it is the Feed where Bloglines has its bugs. I.e., a couple of hundred feeds are not a problem. But when you sign up with a large new feed, e.g. the register, wired news, it initially shows up as 200 unread. clicking on the feed fails. but if you ever get the feed to “get far enough” then it will mark all those entries as read and start working fine. If Bloglines just had a way to mark a new feed as “all read” then I think it would obviate this problem.
    I reported it to bloglines but just got a bot response.